May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose (Neal Merritt) One fine day as I was walkin' down the street Met a beggar man with rags upon his feet Took a penny from my pocket, In his tin cup I did drop it And I heard him say as I made my retreat. cho: May the bird of paradise fly up your nose May an elephant caress you with his toes May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose May the bird of paradise fly up your nose. I was way behind one day to catch a train Taxi driver, "said we'll make it just the same" But a speed cop made it with us And as he wrote out the ticket I stood by politely waitin' for my change. CHORUS Well, my laundry man is really on his toes Found a hundred dollar bill among my clothes When he called me, I came runnin' Gave him back his dime for phonin' And I heard him sayin' as I turned to go. CHORUS Recorded by Little Jimmy Dickens GG apr97
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